The palate is sculptured into an orchard of peach, lime and green apples with secondary yeast flavours, resulting in a perfect balance between fruit and acidity.
Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Klein Karoo
Grape varietal: 60% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc, 20% Tinta Barocca
Selected vineyard blocks throughout the Klein Karoo are used to produce a unique Vintage Reserve Méthode Cap Classique. Three Varietals are used – Chardonnay from Calitzdorp and Waboomskraal, Chenin Blanc and Tinta Barocca from Calitzdorp – a RSA first to be used in a Méthode Cap Classique. Each vineyard brings a crucial part to the final blend and wine.
Produced as a Méthode Cap Classique the base wine was made in old 300liter French oak barrels. Each vineyard was vinified separately. The wine was left “sur-lie” for eight months with occasional bâtonnage where after the wine was bottled and capped to undergo bottle fermentation and was left for 20 months in the bottle on its lees before being riddled and disgorged. No dosage was added to the wine and the bottles where corked and wired.
Colour: Crisp translucent colour with a slight golden hue.
Bouquet: Energetic yet elegant bubbles create a crown of fresh delights. Sizzling notes of soft pear contrast with light candy floss and baked biscuits.
Taste: The palate is sculptured into an orchard of peach, lime and green apples with secondary yeast flavours, resulting in a perfect balance between fruit and acidity.
Food pairing: The perfect wine for all festive occasions. Wonderful as a welcome drink or with soft cheeses and pâtés.
TA: 6.90 g/l
RS: 1.2 g/l
Extract: 20.40 g/l
2021 Platter’s Wine Guide 4 stars